Go Games Football Rules 2017

Under-8 Football – Laois GAA Go Games Rules 2017

       Player:       Minimum of 5, maximum of 9

   Pitch:       45m x 40m

              Duration:       Blitzes – 10 minutes per half, single games – 8 minutes per quarter

              Goal Post:       Training poles approximately 10 feet apart

                Football:        First Touch

        Team lineout:        1 goalkeeper, 3 defenders, 2 midfielders, 3 attackers

    Commencement

                  Of Play:       Throw - in

                       Play:       Normal rules except maximum one play – either hop or solo – before

                                       Releasing the ball

                                       Pick up from the ground is allowed once the player is in a standing

                                       position. A player cannot touch the ball on the ground if they are on

                                       the ground

          Goalkeeper:        After score or wide, goalkeeper kicks ball from the hands.

                                 

                    Frees:         Player who is fouled (unless injured), or the player who is nearest a

                                        fouled ball, takes the kick out of the hand. Opposing players must be       

                                        10m away from the free taker

       Sideline kicks:        Player who is nearest the ball when it crosses the line, takes the kick.

                                        Opposing player must be 10m away from the kicker

                         45s:        None – the ball is thrown up in the middle of the field   

             

                 Scoring:        All scores = 1

                   Respect

                initiative:        Just before the throw- in the referee will blow the whistle and each

                                         player will shake hands with their marker

                                         After the game the players and coaches will shake hands, and the coaches should

                                         be seen and heard by the players to thank the referee

                                         All players and coaches must respect referees’ decisions at all times

       Starting times:        All Friday events start at 6:30pm, all Saturday events start at 10:30am                   

              Under – 10 Football – Laois GAA Go Games Rules 2017

       Player:       Minimum of 7, maximum of 11

   Pitch:       65m x 40m

               Duration:       Blitzes – 12 minutes per half, games – 20 minutes per half

              Goal Post:       Training poles approximately 10 feet apart (Juvenile goal post optional

                Football:        Smart Touch

        Team lineout:        1 goalkeeper, 2 full backs, 2 half backs, 2 midfielders, 2 half forward

                                        2 full forwards

    Commencement

                  Of Play:       Throw - in

                       Play:       Normal rules except maximum two permissible plays before releasing the ball.

                                       Girls are allowed pick the ball from the ground if they are in a standing position;

                                       they cannot touch the ball on the ground if they are on the ground. Boys have to   

                                       rise the ball using the crouch or chip lift

          Goalkeeper:        Restarts play after a score or wide with a kick out of the hand from

                                       The 10m line

                    Frees:         Player who is fouled (unless injured), or the player who is nearest a

                                        fouled ball, takes the kick out of the hand. Opposing players must be      

                                        10m away from the free taker

       Sideline kicks:        Player who is nearest the ball when it crosses the line, takes the kick.

                                        Opposing player must be 10m away from the kicker

                         45s:        Taken from the hand approximately 25m out from end line, in line with where

                                         The ball crossed the end line. The last attacking player to play the ball takes the

                                         ‘45’

                  Scoring:        All scores = 1

                   Respect

                initiative:        Just before the throw- in the referee will blow the whistle and each

                                         player will shake hands with their marker

                                         After the game the players and coaches will shake hands, and the coaches should

                                         be seen and heard by the players to thank the referee

                                         All players and coaches must respect referees’ decisions at all times

       Starting times:        All Friday events start at 6:30pm, all Saturday events start at 10:30am    

               Under-12 Football – Laois GAA Go Games Rules 2017

       Player:       Maximum 13 Minimum 11 for all divisions.

   Pitch:       21m line to 21m line x 10m in from each side-line on adult pitch

              Duration:          20 minutes per half

              Goal Post:         Juvenile Goal Posts

                Football:         O’Neills Size 4

        Team lineout:  1 keeper, 2 full backs,3 half backs, 2 midfielders, 3 half forwards, 2 full forwards                                                                       

    Commencement

                  Of Play:       Throw - in

                       Play:       Normal rules except maximum one play and one solo – before

                                       Releasing the ball

                         45s:       Are taking on 45m line opposite where ball went out

             

                 Scoring:        Goal = 3 Point = 1

         Respect

       Initiative:        

  • Just before the throw- in the referee will blow the whistle and each player will shake hands with their marker
  • After the game the players and coaches will shake hands, and the coaches should be seen and heard by the players to thank the referee
  • All players and coaches must respect referees’ decisions at all times

      





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